New beginnings are always a great time! I am constantly in awe of the resoluteness one needs for the closing of the door behind to walk slowly but assuredly away from one’s comfort. And then how soon it can be followed by the exhilaration and anticipation of new worlds to be found in the opening of the doors ahead.
This is where I find myself. Wanting… Maybe even needing… to enter a new unexplored world. Yet I still enjoy and find fulfillment and rest in the world in which I presently reside.
Living simultaneously in two worlds… It can’t last forever… But while it does, I will enjoy the ride.
Soon, as in next Sunday, will be the first day of reckoningfor the NCAA basketball teams.
For those of you who are not basketball aficionados, Selection Sunday is when the top 64+ basketball teams are placed into brackets, assigned game destinations, and begin playing for the right to be called the NCAA CHAMPION of 2019.
So far, the DUKE UNIVERSITY BLUE DEVILS are a #1 seed. So is THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA CAVALIERS.
DUKE is, by far, my favorite team. UVA is my #2.
All my home life will be adjusted to enable me to see their games as they seek the NCAA BASKETBALL CROWN.
FYI: That is not as sad as it once was. When I first started teaching, I had to go to sleep before some of the games were played. That morning, at school, I would write the teams/games on the blackboard of the games I was not able to see, and we (the students and I would agree NOT TO TALK ABOUT any of those games. I was not a compete ogre… I would let the students who were interested in basketball assign names of their teams on the board, if they wanted the team out-of-lunch/water-cooler discussions. I might be a little basketball warped, but I am fair!)